Nov 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) and guard Evan Turner (12) hug as time expires in overtime against the Milwaukee Bucks at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Bucks 115-107 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Bucks at 76ers final score: hot shooting pushes Philadelphia past Milwaukee, 115-107


In what was a “typical”, back-and-forth NBA affair, the Philadelphia Sixers emptied their bag of tricks in order to outlast the Milwaukee Bucks by a 115-107 margin in overtime.

Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner led the way for Philadelphia with 25 and 27 points respectively, but it was a total team effort for the Sixers as they placed 5 different players in double figures with 12-or-more points. Hawes had the best overall night at the office, posting those 25 points (on 11 for 16 shooting) and adding 12 rebounds, but his defense was spot-on also, holding opposing center Zaza Pachulia to just 7 points in 34 minutes.

As for the aforementioned Turner, the former Ohio State star had a typically balanced 27-point, 6-rebound, 3-assist night, and he is quickly shedding the label as an overhyped top prospect with consistent production this season. Surprisingly, the Sixers also got 16 points (on only 9 shot attempts) from little-known Hollis Thompson off of the bench, and that was utterly key in propelling Philly to a wild home win.

As a team, the Sixers shot a blistering 57% from the field in this game, and frankly, the result shouldn’t have been as close as it was. Philly won in spite of a mind-boggling 26 turnovers in one of the crazier box scores that you’ll ever see, but with the win, the Sixers vault to a very respectable 6-8, further making the pundits who doubted them (myself included) look silly.

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: Evan Turner Milwaukee Bucks Philadelphia 76ers Spencer Hawes